For the first time in more than ten years, PC sales are expected to see a significant decrease from the prior year. In a new age where tablets and smartphones are performing the same duties as our PCs and Macs, we’re seeing the face of the Internet change. Predictions show that, by 2014, mobile will be the dominant form of web browsing. The Web has responded. The answer? Responsive Web Design.
Earlier this month, we had an awesome giveaway of 5 annual memberships to Train Simple courses. Train Simple provides Web-based training for Adobe software products and other related technologies. I’m very excited to announce the five Design Instruct readers who’ve won themselves unlimited access to all Train Simple courses for a year.
We had an excellent giveaway of Flat UI personal licenses last month. In this post, I get the honor of sharing to everyone who the winners of the giveaway are. The winners have each gotten a personal license to Flat UI Pro by Designmodo.
This is a simple tutorial on how to create beautiful typography artwork by hand. No digital technology is involved. After you complete this tutorial, you should have a grasp on my personal technique that I use on Nonsense Thoughts and you will be able to apply these skills in creating your own unique style of hand lettering, sketching and illustration artwork. Let’s have some fun!
This freebie package contains texture images of concrete walls. The textures are rough and can be used to spice up your design projects with a bit of a grungy, dirty element. These texture images are big: over 4700x3100px.
Apple’s announcement of iOS 7 (the latest version of the company’s mobile operating system) adopting a flat design is a game-changer for designers. Apple has even released a guide to help mobile developers move towards the flat design style. The flatter user interface of iOS 7 is a stark departure from the earlier design philosophy of previous versions of the operating system.
This giveaway is near and dear to me (and you’ll read why in just a little bit). In this giveaway, we’re working with Bluehost — web-hosting providers trusted by millions of websites — to give out a free web hosting account for 3 years accompanied by free domain name registration. This is perfect for those of you needing a website. Read on to see how you can win this giveaway!
Data visualization makes numbers and statistics easier to comprehend. The key to effective data visualization is presenting data in an intriguing and visually appetizing way. In this showcase, you’ll get to see web app dashboards, mobile app interfaces, infographics, etc. which beautifully use charts the right way. If you’re looking for charting, graphing, and data visualization inspiration, you’re at the right spot.
According to a usability study, photos of people effectively attract a site user’s attention. That’s a great thing when it comes to web design. There’s a trend right now of using photos of people as major components of a website’s design. In this showcase, I share to you 30 inspiring examples of websites that masterfully integrate photos of people in their designs.
We’ve partnered up with Train Simple — providers of online technology training on Adobe software and web technologies like HTML5, CSS3, and WordPress — to give 5 annual memberships to you, our beloved Design Instruct readers! Read on to see how you can win one of these memberships (which are worth $99 each)
Pinterest exploded out of nowhere, didn’t it? The social media site launched quietly last year and every so often you’d see a friend talking about joining it. Then, suddenly, it felt like everybody and their dog was joining the network! Should you join the bandwagon?
Websites with a dark color palette appear alluring, elegant, and strong. They’re also a rare breed of websites at the moment because the flat UI style and clean, simple website designs are currently the popular themes in the industry right now. Here are some gorgeous and inspiring dark websites to check out.